Gilbert Harlowe Fortier

A memorial service for Gilbert Harlowe Fortier, 71, a Carson City resident for the past 47 years, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Carson City Elks Lodge, 515 N. Nevada St.

Mr. Fortier died May 8, 2004, at Carson-Tahoe Hospital. He was born April 1, 1933, in Augusta, Maine, to Irenee and Margaret Lerette Fortier.

He graduated from Cony High School in Augusta in 1952.

Before moving to Carson City, he lived in Mountain City and Yerington.

Mr. Fortier worked as parts manager and bookkeeper at Andy Butti Motors for 14 years. He managed the Alley Seven Cafe, Highway 50 Pizza and the Cameo Apartments in Carson City over the years.

He was a member of the Carson City Lions Club, Carson City Elks Lodge, Carson City Eagles Lodge, the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars as well as many other service organizations.

He was a life member of Camp Dat So La Lee, run by the Nevada Lions Clubs for kids whose parents cannot afford to send them to summer camp. He was a Catholic.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for seven years and was decorated with the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.

Among his survivors are his wife of 49 years, Ann, and mother and stepfather, Margaret and Gus Campbell, all of Carson City; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Rudy Peterson of Kenai, Alaska; daughter, Sharon Hicks of Carson City; son, Michael of Naples, Fla.; grandchildren Augusta, Vincent, Jamie and Desiree and great-grandchildren Lovie and Lily.

Inurnment will be at Lone Mountain Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Dat So La Lee Camp, c/o Lion Dennis Hugh, 5018 Wright View Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89120-1229.

FitzHenry's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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